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September 19, 2014 AT 6:00 am

Office Coffee Consumption Monitor Made with Raspberry Pi @Raspbery_Pi #piday #raspberrypi

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Check out this awesome guest post on RaspberryPi.org from Steven Sloan at Mailchimp! Steven shows us how he used a pi to measure the coffee intake at his office. There’s even a shout out to our Adafruit Thermometer Tutorial!

For a while, the exact nature of our coffee consumption seemed like it would remain just another mystery of the universe. But then one day, talking to Mark while waiting on yet another Fresh Pot, I said, “Hey, I bet we could track the temperature with a Raspberry Pi and post to the group chat when there’s a fresh one.”

I wasn’t too serious, but Mark’s response was one often heard around MailChimp when ridiculous projects are proposed: “Sounds great, just let me know what you need to get it done.”

A few days later, I had a materials list drawn up from Adafruit’s thermometer tutorial, and we were off to the races.

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